The 2023 Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has called on the Muslim faithful and Nigerians at large, to imbibe in the spirit of love and peaceful co-existence, as Eid-el-Kabir is being celebrated by Muslims all over the world.
Mr Obi who stated in his Salah message via his Twitter handle on Wednesday, that the Eid festival gives us ample opportunities to appreciate God for his mercy and grace, urged Nigerian Muslims to use the Salah period to present the country’s discomforting situation to Allah for his prompt intervention.
Above all, he urged Nigerians to devote themselves to the values that unite and bind all citizens in love, while telling them to permanently put behind them, all divisible tendencies.
However, he urged everyone not to despair and miss the essence and meaning of Eid-el-Kabir and the succour it brings in assuring us that everything will be alright.
“I urge the Muslim faithful who are celebrating the great feast of Eid-El Kabir to imbibe the spirit of love, brotherliness, and peaceful co-existence. Every faithful patriot must continue to serve God and their Country selflessly.
“Eid-El Kabir gives us ample opportunities to appreciate our creator whose mercy and grace to us are enormous, even when we do not deserve them.
“Nigerian Muslims should use this solemn period of Eid-El Kabir to present Nigeria’s discomforting situation to Allah for His prompt intervention.
“I urge Nigerians to devote themselves to the values that unite and bind all citizens in love. Let us permanently put behind all divisive tendencies.
“We should not despair and miss the essence and meaning of Eid-el-Kabir festivities, and the divine succour that it brings in assuring us that there is always a light at the end of every tunnel. A new Nigeria is possible,” he wrote.